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  • Legstrong

    My first impression from the pics… fugly… I cannot find a nicer word for it.

    • Dean Wette

      You did read that this is pre-production, right?

  • Michael Sproul

    To me it seems a bit daft to design a brand new electronic groupset in exactly the same orientation as an old school cable mech, surely you could come up with a better design starting from scratch no?

    • winkybiker

      “orientation”? What do you mean by that?

    • Dave

      The road cycling world is too conservative for that.

      MTB is where the innovation is at, if it works there it will then trickle down.

    • Luke Bartlett

      i’ve always thought the same thing. dont start with a traditional parallelogram derailleur, start carte blanche

  • winkybiker

    Sidebar: Who thinks jockey wheels with holes in them is a good idea? Save 1 gram of plastic and replace it with 1 gram of oil and gunk from the chain. They’re a PITA to clean and I am glad to be rid of them from my Super Record groupset. The $15 after-market jockey wheels I put on are a far superior product in every way. They run better on proper bearings and wipe clean with the rag I’m cleaning my chain with.

    • Dave

      We don’t yet know what sort of price point this set will be going for, but if you can afford Super Record you can afford a servant to clean your bike after every ride ;-)

      • winkybiker

        I’m only on my 5th “race” bike since 1984. The purchase cost of my bikes isn’t a big expense in the scheme of things, even if I go “top drawer”.

    • Simon Gamble

      I agree. Ultegra jockey wheels are so much easier to maintain than the Campag Chorus ones I’ve had in the past.

  • De Waffle Stoemper

    I think this could be really interesting. Only time will tell if it is a solid reliable group. In my mind the ideal group would be a blend of Sram, Campy, Shimano. The lever blade looks like Campy (which I like) but does not have a thumb lever (which I think is good), and hopefully it has Shimano precision and the positive firm shift of Sram haha.

  • Derek
  • Ludo

    Why would you have a battery that lasts longer than the frame it is installed on? You need to swap frame before you need to recharge battery!

  • JJ

    Why would you not make an lever reach adjuster? having two sizes to me seems like a horrible production choice.
    also, compared to eTap, having cables to internal batteries seems half cocked unless they can prove that its a better system which they have not even alluded to.

  • VerticallyCompliant

    Are you sure Basso didn’t just put on the adjustable seat post after his surgery last year. Prob helped him get back on the bike so quickly and comfortably

  • ebbe

    I like this! More tech is always better ;-) Also very curious to see where “dropper post for the road” will go

    One thing: I do hope none of the teams makes a switch mid season (not to Rotor either), or my groupset malheur stats won’t work ;-) https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13FQbNaKNVrVdvlyYN48rZNLfVO6zy7N6mgwRYNp_fCs/edit?usp=sharing

    • Dave

      Too late!

      Some Dimension Data riders have already been racing the Rotor groupset in selected races.

      • ebbe

        I know, I decided to let that slide as long as it’s the minority within the team, for only select races, as tests. Unless they have a breakdown, in which case I may have to add them in some way. `the adding isn’t the issue btw, it’s the weighing ;-)

        Or do you know of any races (conform my rules ;-) ) where the entire team was on Rotor groupsets?

  • Wily_Quixote

    Still can’t get my head around a lever actuator when a switch on the hoods, drops and/or tops could just as easily be created.

  • warnschild

    Thanks for the insight into the new groupset.

    Only today, we were talking about how introducing dropper seatposts could help (especially smaller riders who will have problems with that) to take on the typical toptube position to descend faster in an easier and safer way. Also, the rider could simply slide back onto the saddle more easily and very quickly if neccessary.

    Regarding weight, it wouldn’t be a problem to safe it on other parts and come very close to the minimal weight limit without major difficulties.

  • ridein

    More details released today at http://we-fsa.com/


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